Apartments in Estepona -- Budget Friendly Accommodation
Set on the Costa del Sol, Estepona is a haven of sunshine, sandy beaches, and sparkling sea views. It began to attract tourists around 40 years ago but, despite its popularity, it has retained a cosy, historic feel. In the centre of the town, Moorish architecture rubs shoulders with age-old churches that date back to the 4th Century. During the Moorish reign over the city, Estepona was an important hub thanks to its close proximity to the Straits of Gibraltar. Today, it combines old and new, with a dazzling promenade that stretches the length of the idyllic Playa de la Rada. The Puerto Deportivo, in the heart of the town, is where you'll find the bustling nightlife, with an array of ambient restaurants and lively bars. Check into one of our Estepona apartments to explore both sides of the town -- the historic, cultural side, and the relaxing side with its lush beaches and laidback lifestyle.
Bustling Promenades and Lively Marinas - Things to do in Estepona
- Aqueduct de Saladavieja -- This cute but picturesque aqueduct is named after a Roman town that once stood in the same spot.
- Casa de la Cultura -- Located in the central Plaza de los Flores, this space often holds contemporary art exhibitions by local and international artists.
- Estepona Conference and Exhibition Hall -- A popular conference centre that hosts a number of events throughout the year.
- Estepona Bullring -- Opened back in 1972, the bullring was the brainchild of Juan Moro Urbano, a famous Spanish architect, and boasts an eye-catching asymmetric design.
- La Ermita del Calvario -- This cute chapel is situated on a small hill just outside the town, and offers spectacular views of the surrounding scenery.
- La Torre del Reloj -- The remains of a church built in the 15th century. It is the oldest ecclesiastical building in the Costa del Sol.
- Estepona Marina -- The town's marina can be found to the west of the promenade and provides a pretty backdrop for walks and evening meals.
- Nuestra Senora de los Remedios -- An impressive building that dates back to the 18th century. It was built using local iron and rich limestone.
- Plaza de las Flores -- The town's main square is a bustle of activity, from lively cafes, to authentic restaurants, and local shops.
- Castillo de San Luis -- This castle was once an important part of Andalusia. Today, only the remains are left, but it's still fascinating to wander amongst the relics of a past life.
- **Paseo Maritimo --**The promenade runs alongside La Rada, separating the lush sands of the beach from the heart of the town. There are a number of bars dotted along its length and you'll see plenty of locals taking a stroll along it on a Sunday afternoon.
- Selwo Wildlife Park -- A landscaped wildlife park that's located just outside of Estepona. Here, you can see a whole host of exotic animals living in semi-wild conditions.
- As you can see, Estepona is not just sun, sea, and sand. In fact, it has a rich history that's imbued in every street and every attraction, just waiting to be explored. Our apartments in Estepona can be found all over the city, and many are within close proximity to all the major landmarks.
Get Adventurous in Estepona
- Though it boasts a laidback lifestyle with nuances of traditional Spanish culture and plenty of places to kick back and relax, Estepona is also home to a number of adventurous activities for the more adrenalin-inspired traveller.
- You can take an off-road buggy ride around the surrounding landscapes, whizzing through mountain scenery and admiring the incredible views over the Costa del Sol. Usually, you'll have a guide who will divulge snippets of information about the region's history and culture along the way, giving you a fun and educational experience at the same time.
- If you're looking for something a little more leisurely, you can join one of the sea fishing trips that leave regularly from the marina. As you glide along the Mediterranean Sea, you can learn the ropes of fishing and hopefully make some catches of your own to cook up in one of our Estepona apartments. Experienced fishermen will impart their knowledge of the pastime and the industry in Spain, so you'll get an all-round experience.
- Take things up a level with a speedboat ride, a popular way to explore Estepona's coastline from a different perspective. Rides usually leave from the town's port, and you can whizz through the waves under the warm watch of the Spanish sun.
- Thanks to its rich history and Spanish culture, Estepona accommodation offers a whole host of historic hotels and cute, traditional guesthouses. But it's also home to a number of high-end holiday hotels and beachside studio blocks because of its reputation as a seaside destination. There are also plenty of apartments dotted around, which offer great views of the city and place you right in the heart of all the action.
Escaping to Estepona -- Getting to the Town from the Airport
- The nearest airport to Estepona is Malaga Airport, which offers great connections to Estepona and the rest of the Costa del Sol. The cheapest way to get to the centre of the town is to catch a bus from outside the airport terminals. Services run a few times a day and take just over an hour, providing you with plenty of views along the way.
- Alternatively, you can hop in a taxi from one of the stands outside the airport. The journey is quick and reasonably cheap, but it's a good idea to set a price before you leave.
- A lot of people choose to hire a car from Malaga airport and drive through the stunning Costa del Sol to Estepona. This gives you the chance to travel at your own pace, stopping off at cute, traditional towns along the way. It's also great to have a car once you're in Estepona, so you can take daytrips to surrounding towns and explore the spectacular scenery that surrounds it.